Cynthia Gitt received her B.A. degree from Wheaton College. In 1971, she received her J.D. degree with honors from George Washington University Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. Ms. Gitt was a trial attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C. from 1971 to 1974 and in San Francisco from 1974 to 1975. Thereafter, she was an assistant professor of law and director and litigator on behalf of the EEOC-funded Employment Discrimination Clinic at Wayne State University Law School from 1975 to 1977.